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, mississippi. >> okay. i went to school, both public school as well as my undergraduate studies in mississippi. >> uh-huh. >> left to do my graduate work in seminary in washington, d.c. deferred a bachelor program to come back and do work in mississippi. i wanted to talk about the intersection of privilege, poverty and politics. and so because religion, politics, money are not the most important conversations to bring up around the dinner table, i knew that i would have a colorful experience, if you would, coming back home to address these challenges. >> i see. the sacred or the spiritual and the secular in the streets and the scriptures. >> absolutely. >> that's what you try to combine in your sermon. >> that's correct. making connections between not only the ideals that can be lifted into the rafters but make them make sense in people's lived experience. to talk about things that really matter is what i believe life is about. faith traditions at their best do the work of inviting people to reflect on losty ideals of making them make sense in their lived experience. >> i like that. >> so it's
a century in the making. edith hill cannon grew up in the '60s in mississippi. >> as much as my parents tried to protect me, you couldn't escape discrimination. >> reporter: do you ever forget the discrimination? >> uh-huh. no. >> reporter: she listened to a who's who of celebrities and politicians including the daughters of two presidents, lynda johnson robb and caroline kennedy and two former presidents, jimmy carter and bill clinton. >> this march and that speech changed america. they opened minds, they melted hearts and they moved millions. >> reporter: the event included a recreation of the 1963 march through the streets of washington that ended at the lincoln memorial. setting up a nearly five-hour program under cloudy skies and periodic rain. congressman john lewis returned today, the only speaker here to share the stage in 1963 with dr. king. >> this moment in our history has been a long time coming but a change has come. >> reporter: bill tate says he was here, too, 50 years ago. that day when dr. king made that speech, what were you thinking then? >> i knew we were in a moment
her career as a lawyer for the n.a.a.c.p. in mississippi. also here, taylor branch, the historian who has, of course, written four books on dr. king and the civil rights era. his later "the king years" recently out in paperback. and our friend, ben jealous, the professional of the n.a.a.c.p. i want to start with you, marian. when you were there, did you realize at the time the effect that dr. king's speech was going to have? >> yes. and i realized as one of my own-- the hundreds of thousands property we were a transforming element of nonviolent witness that was unprecedented in our history, as you indicated, people expecting violence. here you had a huge, multiracial, multifaith, multigenerational-- i was 24 at the time-- witness -- >> what did you feel like? were you excited? >> i was exhilarated. i felt empowered. i felt connected. it's always good to know that you're not alone and there are all these people coming out saying, "we're committed to making america, america." it strengthened me as i was being trained to go down to mississippi and practice law. a great day. >> schieffer:
separation of the mississippi river basin from the great lakes, hoping against hope to stop the advance of one very aggressive fish, a fish that is just one part of a far bigger problem. our cover story is reported now by mark strassman. >> reporter: meet the king of the illinois river. >> wow. reporter: and a big show-off. mask lar. ... muscular. very muscular. >> reporter: i mean, this thing will hurt you. >> yes, yes. it can jump out of the water at high speeds. they can jump a great distance out of the water, up to eight feet out of the water. >> reporter: fast, easy to startle, and voracious eaters, asian silver carp are a jarring sight here and a hit on youtube tube. but fisheries research scientist greg sass says in the long history of this water way what's also remarkable is when this fish got here. just 20 years ago. >> by the mid 2000's it was becoming a crisis. not only were fish jumping everywhere but what was showing up in our catches, the amount of asian carp versus the native fishes. >> reporter: just amazing how wide it is. with no natural predators in this stretch of th
of the mississippi river, but the southeast is getting too much rain. lhat will mean higher food bills, and here's manuel bojorquz. >> can rained again in cordell, georgia, they call themselves the water capital of the world. dell,renshaw has grown them here for 30 years. >> it's the wettest year i've seen. >> reporter: rainfall totals in many parts of the southeast are nchenches above normal. produce that grows close to the neound or on vines have been heavily damaged. waterlogged melons here, split open, rot or lose flavor. law you can tell? >> you see is that brown around the edge of it? that water just running off? >> reporter: half of crenshaw's crop is ruined. se thinks he's facing $1 million n losses. in a drought, you can irrigate. >> right. ut weporter: but when you have this much rain what, can you do? >> there's nothing you can do. you can't take the water away. >> reporter: the melons that aren't any good end up at packing houses like the ones thed by danny wilcher. july is supposed to be peak season. r. we shut down for two weeks. >> reporter: and that hasn't happened in how long? >
continues in the south with temperatures near or above 100 degrees from texas to mississippi. and the atlantic coast will see its share of wet weather. >>> in sports, the los angeles angels just can't seem to solve the texas rangers. in the first inning the angels tie the game at 2-2 on back-to-back homers, but in the eighth, rangers' third baseman adrian beltre slaps an rbi single to right field to break a 3-3 tie. texas adds four runs in the ninth for an 8-3 win. >>> and some gnatty finance between nl east rivals washington and atlanta. bryce harper gives the nationals a 1-0 lead when he homers to center field. the next time bryce harper comes to the plate, he's hit by a pitch and tempers flair as he heads toward first base. while the benches were cleared, no punches were thrown, no one was ejected. the braves win, 2-1, their 12th straight victory. >>> and, finally, it's hard enough to bowl a perfect game, but the way one bowler lost his bid for a 300 was heartbreaking. >> looking for perfection, 300. come on, ball. oh, my god. >> oh, no. >> holy cow. did you see that? >> o
fell in areas. gulfport, mississippi, was swamped. flooding forced the first day of school in washington county, florida, to be canceled. san diego mayor bob fillner is expected back at city hall to. he has been out of sight since announcing in july that he would seek therapy cunce announcing in july him of sexual harassment. as carter evans reports, fillner now faces a fight to keep his job. >> hey hey, ho, ho. he has got to go. >> the drive to recall san sand-- san diego mayor bob filner is officially under way. >> our petitions for recall are here. >> on the eve of his return to the city hall. >> what is it going to be like in the workplace when the mayor is back in the hallways? >> it's going to be awkward, and there's going to be some tension. >> reporter: city attorney jan goldsmith says the mayor cannot undo the damage he's already done. and he gave this warning to filner when he does return, behave or else. >> we're to the going to just sit back and let him have the run of city hall without having some protections for our employees. that's our obligation. >> reporte
much water. flood warnings are posted from florida to the carolinas. mississippi is trying to dry out after getting drenched with six inches of rain on sunday. in hard-hit gulfport, members of one church were stranded for hours. some say the flooding was worse than hurricane katrina. meteorologist craig setzer tells us whether there's going to be a break in these dangerous conditions. >> much of the region has seen one extreme of weather to the area. parts too wet. parts too dry. the reason, the jet stream taking a very unusually large dip through eastern parts of the country that's causing rain in the southeast and dry conditions in the west. this type of pattern usually doesn't move a whole lot. more hot and dry weather expected in the northern rockies and the pacific northwest. so know relief for the wildfires there. and moisture continues to come up out of the caribbean and gulf of mexico. flooding is once again possible for parts of florida, as well as georgia, alabama and on to the carolinas. now because the pattern is so large in amplitude, big ridges and big dips in the jet st
helped organize the lunch counter sit-ins in mississippi. >> i had my arm in dr. king's and that was special. >> reporter: hundreds commemorated the 1963 march for jobs and freedom with a march through the streets of washington. >> this march and that speech changed america. >> reporter: a half century later, it was a day to reflect on how far the country has come and renew dr. king's call for jobs and freedom. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> oprah and former presidents clinton and carter were among today's speakers. >>> we are just more than 2.5 hours from the bay bridge closing and if you don't have your alternative commute worked out, you need to get some plan in place because it is going to be a nightmare. we have seen it before in the past when they have closed down the bay bridge. so at 8:00 tonight it closes. but we found out today that a lot of people have a lot of ideas about how to get around this closure. >> we're going to have to probably stay away from the city. if we have to go into the city we'll probably have to go around 92 or perhaps the
mississippi. that is not good news for >>> over the weekend. manuel bojorquez is in gulf port, mississippi. manuel good morning to you. >> . >> reporter: good morning to our viewers out west. the threat remains to the florida panhandle. with the ground saturated, residents are keeping a watchful eye on the gulf. they are concerned about what a tropical storm or hurricane this season could mean. like much of the southeast, gulf port has been pounded by record rainfall, getting nearly 5 inches in 2 hours at one point. that caught people off guard. twenty-two streets here were flooded. downtown businesses are cleaning up from as much as 18 inches of water now, of course, gulf port and the gulf coast are no strangers to heavy rainfall; but residents here say the recent storms flooded parts of the city that didn't flood during hurricane katrina back in 2005. charlie and gale? . >> manuel thanks. >> if police officers arrest you, do they have the right to search your smartphone. the obama administration believes the answer is yes. however two federal courts disagree. now the white house wants t
in a small two-bedroom house in mississippi, elvis was only 21 years old that summer. ♪ you ain't nothing but a hound dog ♪ >> lee: he created a sensation by performing the song, hip gyrations and all, on both the milton berle and ed sullivan tv shows. elvis and hound dog stayed at number one for what was then a record 11 weeks. ♪ love me tender >> lee: only to be knocked off their perch by elvis himself. his fans certainly loved elvis. more fanatically though than tender. >> announcer: the tempo is 1, 2, 4 for private presley. >> reporter: even a two-year stint in the army failed to dampen the female following. as our own charles kuralt noted at this news conference upon his discharge. >> elvis, you have screaming fans out there. do you still like screaming girls? >> if it wasn't for them, i'd have to re-up in the army. i'll tell you. >> lee: elvis released 31 number one hits during his lifetime earning him the nickname the king. his death from a heart attack in 1977 at just 42 shocked his millions of fans. but hardly discouraged them. elvis impersonators thrive to this day. while de
to parts of the gulf coast this weekend. gulf port mississippi is swamped. and flooding caused schools to be canceled today in three florida counties. more rain is in the forecast. >> >>> good morning. got a few clouds around the bay area this morning. so far it is quiet. this afternoon could get interesting. possibility of isolated thunderstorms around the bay area. looking back towards san francisco a little hazy and dense fog. low pressure spinning off the coastline. it is going to sit there the next few days and keep things unsettled through wednesday. red flag warnings up in the mountain tops. up into the 90s. >>> that national report sponsored by the new thriller in theaters august 28th. >>> new questions this morning about the death of princess diana. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, gayle. there have been conspiracy theories about the death of princess diana and dodi fayed in that paris car crash since it happened. police here in scotland yard are admitting they are actually looking into the latest allegation that the death was caused by, wait for it a member of
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